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COMMENTATOR: Just brilliant, just brilliant!
COMMENTATOR: What a turn, what a goal!
COMMENTATOR: Look at that. Oh, look at that!
The final day of the Premier League season did not disappoint -
ten games, 37 goals, coming your way.
These two love goals and later on they'll join
The battle for Champions League football next season
They needed to beat Everton and hope that either Liverpool
And it's at the Emirates where we start, with John Motson.
This season that the emirates ends in uncertainty. There has been
reported ?1 billion bid to buy the club. The manager's future is still
undisclosed and 23 goal Alexis Sanchez has not signed a new
contract. Arsenal make three changes. Koscielny and Gabriel
return in defence. Danny Welbeck starts ahead of Olivier Giroud
upfront. The Everton line-up makes the big news. Ross Barkley drop to
the bench, surely a sign Ronald Koeman has lost patience over his
delayed contract decision. Romelu Lukaku is on 24 Premier League
goals, one ahead of standards and two behind Harry Kane in the race
for the Golden Boot. Arson Wenger is expected to stay, maybe within a new
management structure. They really caught the early mood here, Arsenal.
Bellerin. Good early cross. Back to Bellerin again. And Sanchez tries to
guide him in here... My word! Danny Welbeck, that was mighty close to a
goal for Arsenal in the second minute. Good play again by Sanchez
and Bellerin. Couldn't quite turn it in, Welbeck, but there are players
here hoping to get a cup final place next week. That was a good exchange
between Ozil and Sanchez. Tom Davies back in defence. The crowd are
really getting behind the Gunners here. There was talk of empty seats
in midweek. I can't see too many empty today. Davies studied at a
chance here for Arsenal. Danny Welbeck is in the middle. How did he
miss?! And Hector Bellerin has given Arsenal the lead! Tom Davis, a
little casual in his defending, and the mood Arsenal are in, they
weren't prepared to wait around. Bellerin has been in vibrant form
since he was left out. Coming back in this right wingback role. I
thought Welbeck should have scored, really. But Bellerin certainly did.
Arsenal 1-0 Everton. The supporters in the emirates will be keenly
attuned to their transistor radios or earpieces, just to discover what
might be going on elsewhere. This is good play. It is Valencia. That is a
bad one. WHISTLE Koscielny. I think... It's red! It's
a red card for Laurent Koscielny. After only 13 minutes. Enner
Valencia is the Everton player down. It looks to me as if Laurent
Koscielny is out of the FA Cup final. Arsene Wenger looks perplexed
and complaints to the fourth official, Craig Pawson. This is the
challenge again. He flew in a bit, didn't he? Legs off the ground may
be, or studs. It looked a bit reckless and that's all the referee
needs. Can Everton gain an advantage now with the extra man? Ross
Barkley, he is coming on to replace Tom Davies. Cumin described leaving
him out as a tactical decision. -- Ronald Koeman described leaving him
out as a tactical decision. You wouldn't know at the moment that
Arsenal were a man down. Sanchez again! Welbeck... The goalkeeper
can't do much about it. Sanchez! 2-0, Arsenal, with ten men. Alexis
Sanchez with his 24th, league goal. What a season he is having. The
goalkeeper, I thought he might have got on to that ball in front of
Welbeck, but when he didn't it was going to be a simple job for the
Arsenal forward to pull it back, which he did, quite precisely. And
Sanchez has made it 2-0. Ross Barkley. Good turn. Still Ross
Barkley. Holgate. Up goes Lukaku. Turned over by Petr Cech. That was a
chance for Lukaku to get one more goal in the Golden Boot debate.
Ronald Koeman will certainly be hoping Everton can make use of the
extra man in the second half but it is still Sanchez running the show
for Arsenal. Danny Welbeck! Saved. What can Ozil do? That could so
easily have been three, and it was more mesmeric play by Sanchez but
set the chance up. Now we have two players injured. Sanchez was just
weaving his way through, Robles did well. Ozil the same. I think they
are asking for a stretcher here. Well, that was a stretch by Gabriel
against Valencia, who was on the other end of the Koscielny tackle in
the first half that led to a red card. That was also a little
reckless but it is Gabriel came off worse. Another player may be out of
the FA Cup final here. Barry. Ross Barkley. Leighton Baines again.
Handball, penalty! That is a handball. The referee Michael Oliver
didn't hesitate. Leighton Baines' cross hit the hand of Rob Holding.
Penalty for Everton. Lukaku will want this, as he pursues Harry Kane,
and he scores! It is 2-1 here now. Romelu Lukaku makes it 25 league
goals for the season, and depending what's happening at Hull, he may
have moved one nearer Harry Kane. Ashley Williams is up with the
attack here as the cross comes... Foul, no goal. A leaning header by
Valencia, not given. So what might have been the equaliser for Everton
doesn't count. It's nicely chipped up by Holgate but dear me, Holgate
allover Mertesacker. Everton will be reflecting on the fact that except
for 15 minutes, they have played this match with an extra man and are
still trailing. Lukaku on the chest. I thought he got Ross Barkley away,
but this is Aaron Ramsey for Arsenal. And unless Williams gets to
it... It could so easily have been Ozil to make it 3-1 for Arsenal. He
was clean through, but again, Robles stood firm. Ozil.
Exchanges passes with Welbeck, Ozil. Everton can't really get the ball
away here. Ozil again. Lovely run. Aaron Ramsey. What a finish to the
season, with one of the goals of the season at the emirates! Aaron
Ramsey, a beauty. That is his first Premier League Goal of the Season,
would you believe, Aaron Ramsey? And what a time and a way to get it. A
bit of skill here from Ozil not to be underestimated but Aaron Ramsey
turned and floated that beautifully wide of Robles. The most elegant of
chips. 3-1, Arsenal. So Arsenal had done all they could,
but a Champions League place Coming up, Liverpool
versus Middlesbrough - but first, we head to Vicarage Road,
where Manchester City were looking to secure third
place by beating Watford, who this week announced
manager Walter Mazzarri I'm not sure finishing trophy less
than third would constitute a success for Manchester City's owners
but I'm sure finishing trophy less and fifth would constitute a
failure. Success or failure seems to make little difference to Watford's
owners, they sacked the manager anyway. Watford have six central
defenders at the club, none of whom are available. The last one
standing, Mariappa, aggravated an injury somewhere between being named
on the team sheet and putting his boots on. Man City make just one
change, Gael Clichy in for Aleksandar Kolarov. A win guarantees
them third place, and keeps them out of the Champions League play-off
round. Gabriel Jesus. Fernandinho on the overlap if he wants to use him,
and he has. Good block by the young full-back Mason. His first Premier
League start in only his fourth Premier League appearance in the
Watford team. Kevin De Bruyne with the Manchester City corner. Some
real pace on that, a free header. Manchester City are in front!
Vincent Kompany with a headed goal, absolutely nowhere no one in yellow
anywhere near the captain and he heads Manchester City in front with
only four minutes having been played. Well, if he was feeling any
pressure, it will already be feeling a lot easier in the dugout. Jesus.
And now a Guerreiro. Good save by Gomez. Silva couldn't get onto it. A
Guerreiro with a tight angle. I think he thought there should have
been a flag. Good save with his right leg. Fans have a vertically
warned to Walter Mazzarri. Fernandinho with the header. They
slipped from Doucoure allows Kevin De Bruyne at to run forward. Sergio
Aguero is onside and through. That is 2-0 to City. No chance of a
Guerreiro missing that! -- of a Guerreiro missing that. As Watford
were attacking, Fernandinho's header. The crucial slip from
Doucoure. Sergio Aguero onside, and the outcome is not in doubt. 0- two.
No chance for Gomes. This is, so far, as one-sided a match as you are
likely to see. Please shoot. David is over again. One pass here and
there could be in. Leroy Slyney, Jesus 's Square, Aguero is there.
Great counterattack and Sergio Aguero helps himself to another. It
could be a very, very long 54 minutes for Watford. Just needed the
one pass to be played right and of course it was. Leroy Sane to Aguero.
Spurs recorded the biggest away victory of the season at Leicester
winning 6-1. It is a record that may not stand for long. Fernandinho.
Jesus. It has come to Aguero. Blocked by
Holebas. Fernandinho here, Fernandinho... And it is 4! Well,
half-time is still four minutes away and Manchester City have a fourth
goal. Boos at Vicarage Road and its nose prize. They forced it through
to Fernandinho who held off Mason and managed to stab it through.
Watford came into this game having lost their last five, but even in
that run they cannot have played as badly as they have in the first 40
minutes here. Here is Okaka. Okaka has wriggled
through, and produced a good save from Willie Caballero. He is a big
fella but he got through and I have a needle and he lashed it. It has
been a pretty good CV, Italian cup runner-up with Sampdoria and won it
with Napoli, also finishing runner-up in Serie A before moving
onto Inter, but it hasn't really happened for him at Watford. A good
ball... And he's missed it. Sergio Aguero with a tap in but he put it
well wide. This is for the hat-trick and for 34 goals for the season,
leaves the entire stadium rubbing their eyes in disbelief. A Guerreiro
just doesn't miss both. Here is Aguero. Jesus pokes it to him. Sane
getting forward. Aguero has the pace to get away from Bahrami. Looking
for Jesus... Who makes it five! Well, he had to improvise a bit to
get it in but he did exactly that. Once this came to Aguero in full
flight, Watford were in trouble, because the change of pace
absolutely did for Bahrami. And Gabriel Jesus, great touch, a little
bit of good fortune perhaps as it came back to him off Tom Cleverley
but it is a canny finish. Watford 0- five Manchester City.
That's a good ball into Aguero, he's onside as well. Good save by
Heurelho Gomes. Definitely onside. It's a lovely ball by Jesus Navas
and a good save by Heurelho Gomes. The scoreline does not flutter
Manchester City one bit. In fact, you could argue it flatters Watford,
because Manchester City have missed two three golden opportunities to
add to the five they have taken. Brilliant first touch by Sergio
Aguero. He won't be denied. Well, he will now, because Gomes has made a
really good save. Look at the first touch here from Aguero. Absolutely
brilliant. Another good save by the Watford keeper to keep the score
somewhere within the bounds of respectability. Good tackle by
Sagna. Iheanacho has had more limited opportunities under Pep
Guardiola than he did under Manuel Pellegrini. A flick on by Okaka. The
keeper has lost it. Okore couldn't force it over the line. Clichy kept
it out. Not great goalkeeping by Caballero I'll say was flicked on by
Okaka. Otamendi blocked it and Clichy lashed it clear. Something
fixed rate, Tshiki owes Manchester City's place in the Champions League
next season -- a thumping victory, which secures Manchester City's
place in the Champions League next season. Watford were absolutely
woeful, as they were beaten Watford nil, Manchester City five.
So how Liverpool's whole season should be assessed comes down to one
last game, one they should win upon a team whose judgment has already
been passed. Middlesbrough have nothing more to lose. For Liverpool
was just one changed to the team that won last weekend, with Firmino
fit to return as Origi drops out. Leadbitter starts in place of Marten
de Roon and a key player could be Calum Chambers, on loan from
Arsenal. Can he shut out Liverpool, to help his parent club finish in
the top four? The sharp eyed amongst you will notice a slightly deeper
shade of red to Liverpool's new kit, which they are proudly wearing for
the first time today and which by the looks of supporters around the
ground has already sold in its thousands.
Across over Sturridge. He can't do anything with that one. Downing
heads away. Emre Can. Guzan wasn't entirely sure that it was going high
and wide. Can did well to dodge the challenge of Clayton. The flick of
the head from Guzan tells you he was watching anxiously. No surprise that
Jurgen Klopp is pacing up and down his technical area. Nothing he can
do about scorelines and games elsewhere. This is his domain. It
has to happen here. It could happen for Middlesbrough. Is that a
penalty? Martin Atkinson has waved it away. That's a huge decision. It
was Patrick Bamford, who thought he was in, and there he was sure he was
fouled by Lovren. That coming together was outside the penalty
area. That's where the angle of Patrick Bamford seemed to be caught
by Dejan Lovren. They both tumbled over the line into the box. Martin
Atkinson throughout Celtic was all accidental. -- felt it was all
accidental. Sturridge, its wide grain. Jurgen Klopp calls for more
from the crowd. His team seems to be getting nearer to the goal that they
desperately need, but everything so far has been safely and easily
gathered by Guzan, or it hasn't troubled him. I suspect the walls
will be shaking a little in the home dressing room at half-time.
Climb to Firmino, well collected by Wijnaldum. -- Clyne, to Firmino.
Have a listen to that! That's changed things massively. In the
final seconds of the first half, Liverpool find a rhythm at last.
Everything came together, before Wijnaldum smashed the ball past Brad
Guzan. That's beyond the Boro goalkeeper in a flash. It's a goal
that's lifted all of that tension out of its shoulders, out of just
about everybody inside Anfield. Frustration for Steve Agnew, whose
team nearly shut out Liverpool for the whole of the half. Liverpool
one, Middlesbrough nil. Sturridge forced from his feet by
the challenge of Adam Clayton. Free kick, Liverpool. This is in Coutinho
-ville. Coutinho to strike for Liverpool, to get it in and put them
on the verge of finishing in the top four of the Premier League. He found
the sweet spot all right. And he found the very corner of the net for
a sweet, sweet Liverpool goal. Its pinpoint perfect from Philippe
Coutinho. It's Liverpool two, Middlesbrough nil. Just five minutes
into the second half, so in six minutes of football, what a
turnaround at Anfield in terms of the mood around this place. Well, we
know Jurgen Klopp likes a beer. You'll be sinking war two tonight. I
don't think the first one will touch the sides. Getting goals has been
Middlesbrough's problem. If they don't get one today will of been 18
of their 38 Premier League games, so almost half a season's worth. They
might get a chance here with the corner. Clipped in by Downing. It's
not away yet. In went Forshaw. Now Liverpool can break and they have,
if they can get going, well, they had a four on one for a moment. It's
Lallana, the one, he was always the one, with Fabio. Still Liverpool.
Clyne leaves it. It's 3-0 Liverpool. Its job done now! Adam Lallana nets
the third. There really is no way back for Middlesbrough now. There's
no stopping Liverpool, as they seal the deal of finishing in the top
four. Boro all over the place with that one. Looked as though when
Fabio stopped back crossed that the breakaway attack was over, but
Liverpool had the numbers forward. Middlesbrough just didn't have the
organisation to stop them. Wijnaldum is knocked down. Lallana's pass into
the goal. Liverpool three, Middlesbrough nil. Relief in the
first two celebrations, just joy in that one. Lallana's first goal since
the end of December. Eight for the season. A season which Liverpool,
oh, they are open here and it was nearly goal for Liverpool fan Adam
Forshaw. Just about straight from the restart. Perhaps that's the
warning that Liverpool need. In it comes from Downing, Mignolet
has a glove on it. Wijnaldum. Breaking at pace once more. I
crossed a Coutinho. Coutinho tease himself up and Guzan tips the wide.
Brad Guzan looks in front of himself and thinks, where's my protection
gone? So solid in the first half. Now it's open door for Liverpool.
He'll be glad he made the trip across the pond now. There will of
course be investment. It's absolutely essential for Liverpool
to compete in the Champions League. They'll have to get the players in
to make sure they get into it proper. Well, Liverpool had to do it
themselves. They knew at win would take them into a top four finish for
the end of the season. It's mission accomplished. Jurgen Klopp is all
smiles now. It hasn't been that way all afternoon. Liverpool three,
Middlesbrough nil. How nervous were you in the first 45
minutes? Not nervous, I don't know the exact English word but you can
feel the situation I was in. Tense? That's probably the right word, I'll
have to Google it afterwards. Only three teams could collect more
points than we had so that means we had to be perfect, in a good way,
and it's enough for the moment. Top four doesn't put a trophy in the
Cabinet, so that's what we want to do. It's why I've come to the club.
It's a step in the right direction and playing hopeful in the Champions
League and hopefully the play-offs first. We have to do that job. Might
you have had a penalty? I thought it was a penalty. His movement was good
and it's moments like that we work for. To be not given was obviously a
massive disappointment. Here we are, 76 points, I think everybody who was
with Aziz lived with Liverpool, we fought for each yard all season and
I'm really happy about this and that's a sign that we should have
given to all our supporters around the world. What a wonderful day for
all of us. Are you disappointed with the fact the club has said it's time
for you to go? Do you think you've been treated unfairly? I've already
said about what I have to say about the situation. Do you think it's
important Premier League manager speaks English? I think so, I think
so. We cannot just blame the manager. We also have a part of it.
As players, there could be more, we could have had performers that were
better, 100% in the game some games we didn't. Unfortunately at the end
the coach got the blame. Your first season in which football. How would
you assess it for yourself and Manchester City? I know the Premier
League better than before, I was so happy. We fight all competition
together. I regret we could not fight until the end. So you can lose
the Premier League by not, we could not fight, we could do with one or
two more stronger. We finished the season 50 or 70 points behind
Chelsea, it's a lot. It's a lot. So we have to work harder but play
better. More points and more goals than last season but not in the top
four, not in the Champions League. How frustrating is that? It's sad
and frustrated. It's down to one point in the end and I think the
total is decent. If you look at all over the years with 75 points not to
be in the top four, I think the first time. What do you make of that
result and the performance? Not good enough and we saw today what we need
for the next, more protective tape out of a lot of ball possession --
more protection out of a lot of ball possession. That's the difference
between today and Everton. One thing you cannot question is my love for
this club. I said no to every civil club in the world to get to the end
of the project, to be loyal to this club and one thing is certain,
nobody is able to question my love for the club. We did the job until
the end and with ten men today we were remarkable. This group has to
stay together. I think they will win the Championship. Will come to
Arsenal and Arsene shortly but first, Liverpool, through to the
Champions League. The second time in the last eight seasons, but it could
have been different, couldn't it? The first goal is going to be
important, it could have gone the other way, and other things. It was
a bit of a nervy start to the game for Liverpool, but this was a big,
big decision that could have and should have gone for Middlesbrough.
Bamford gets the other side of Lovren. It's a clumsy challenge.
He's all over. Eclipse his ankle. It starts outside the box but then goes
into it and it should be a penalty and a red card, because there is no
genuine attempt to get the ball. In fairness to the referee, his view
isn't the best. It's blocked. But he has to get help from the assistant,
from the linesman, because he's got a clear view of it. Clear, look.
Nothing in front of him at all. It should have been a penalty and it
should have been a red card and it might have been very, very
different. But 45 minutes, I said it was a nervy start, once they got
first goal, lovely touch from Firmino, even better from Wijnaldum.
17 goals for Liverpool and for Newcastle, all at home, but it was a
hell of a finish. Once that when in -- went and it was a matter of how
many they were going to get and all of Anfield was settled down. There
in the Champions League, there was a time when Liverpool were pretty
dominant in our football. That's no longer the case. Does this qualify
as a successful season for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp? Yes, I think it
qualifies as success. I think they set out to achieve that at the
beginning of the season. I know it's been disappointing in the cup
connotations, when he rested players and weakened the team but from a
league point of view they set out to get into that and achieved that so
it's a successful season for them and they'll be bigger and better
next season. World, Liverpool, let's move to city. They are also through
to the Champions League proper. Pep Guardiola said the one thing missing
this season was they weren't ruthless enough, whereas most of us
have perhaps looks at the other end of the pitch. In Aguero, they have
someone ruthless and in Jesus, a player you think is going to be
something special. 33 goals for Aguero. Jesus only came
in January and has seven. You can see the link up play is fantastic
between them. With Aguero saying he will stay, that's great news. Jesus,
he's been at goal-scorer I've seen up until this point... He is right
on goal and looking to square it to Aguero. I don't even think the pass
is on. He looks up twice and looks to pass to him and I think, he has
to score himself. Those are the sort of chances, as the season has gone
on, Pep has said a wasteful. Once he gets in this situation, only one
outcome. Magnificent, magnificent finishing. That is what he is
capable of. This again, Leroy Sane, you have to say, he's going to be
tremendous again next season. Look at his pace, literally rips Daryl
Janmaat to bits. Aguero again in the right place, and Jesus in the box as
well, getting ready to finish. And this one, I can't believe he missed
this! He is quality. He can't believe he missed it either. He has
taken his eye off it. They create a lot of chances. I think you will
seek Jesus' goal, he has a touch here. He looks like he's not going
to get involved, not really bursting a gut to get there, ambles along.
But when it comes, this touch here... It's just fantastic stuff.
You can see they will probably sign another striker. Does this qualify
success, third place? I think you have to take it. You have to take it
but is it a successful season? I would say yes, they have to say it
is success, because they are giving themselves an opportunity to be in
the best competition in the world, in the Champions League. By
contrast, for the first time in 20 years Arsenal miss out on Champions
League football, the Europa League for them. Before we come to the
overall picture, please tell me, what was Koscielny thinking? FA Cup
final next week. There has to be a part of Koscielny that thinks, just
get through this game today. This tackle is late, high and dangerous.
It has to be a red card. There is no doubt about it. He is very lucky to
escape injury, Valencia. When you sit from this angle, you see how
high it is. Now he's missing out on the cup final. It was a correct
decision, it was a moment of madness from Koscielny. Absolute madness
stop terror has to be thinking about the FA Cup final. No Champions
League football for Arsenal, Europa League for them. The whole situation
at Arsenal, what would you like to see happen? The summer, for a start.
It is so unstable at the moment. We are not hearing anything. The boss
is saying after the cup final they are going to make an announcement.
He looks very despondent in his interview at the death there. We
have top players running down contracts. We don't know what's
happening. What needs to be done, in your opinion? They are protesting
against the owner. I feel the owner, his silence is deafening. I know
Roman Abramovich assignment but puts his money where his mouth isn't. I
think that's what the Arsenal fans would like from Stan Kroenke, backed
the club and the team. Arsene Wenger has always said he has had money to
spend. He said at the end of his interview today that no one can
question his love for the football club. I think that's absolutely
correct, but you have to think, what's been going on in the
last months, it's hindered the football club with the uncertainty
about his future. Maybe there is a reason why we don't know if he's
announced if he staying or going, but hasn't helped the football club
at all in the last few months. Should he stay or go? Both of you,
honest, from the heart or the head, or both? I would like him to get
back to more. I'm not going to say he should go. I think he's out on
the owner at the moment. Other clubs have now overtaken Arsenal. They
have stood still, Arsenal, where other clubs have spent big money and
taken over. That didn't answer the question! It is Goal of the Season
time. COMMENTATOR: Away by Cahill and the
shot into the back of the net! What a beauty from Jordan Henderson. The
clearance from Cahill felt a Jordan Henderson and what a delightful
finish! Dimitri Payet. This slip beyond. Two
waiting in the middle. Rolls inside. Good run by Dimitri Payet. Is this
his moment, is this his moment, is this his moment? It's his moment!
Sensational goal. Slipped away from Barragan and carried on going and
waited until he could get the shot away and tickled it home.
It is going to fall for Gaston Ramirez here. A chance of a
counterattack for Middlesbrough. Ramirez shift effortlessly through
the gears. He's going to take it on his own here. That is an exceptional
goal, and Gaston Ramirez has quite simply created this all for himself!
Full of determination, full of thrust and what a finish from the
Uruguayan at the end! Valencia. Last time Sunderland gave
the ball away cheaply it cost them. Mkhitaryan! What a finish that is.
That is a brilliant, beautiful finish from Henrikh Mkhitaryan!
Bellerin. Olivier Giroud. Good touch. Fine break by Arsenal so far.
Sanchez. Olivier Giroud has made the run into the middle. That's
wonderful, that's unbelievable! Watch the finish as it comes in,
sensational. Brilliant improvisation!
Here is Antonio. Carroll on the far side. Oh, that is tremendous! Jazz
and admire this. Sensational goal! -- just sit back and admire this.
Diego Costa to Hazard. Joe Speight clock alarm, too strong for him.
Eden Hazard, into the box. Valiant, a brilliant goal by Eden Hazard!
From the minute he picked it up, he meant business! Shrugged, ran off
it, bewitched the Arsenal defenders and tucked it time. -- tapped it
home. Lucas. Emre Can with the volley. Fantastic goal from Emre
Can! Spectacular acrobatics, he saw it coming a mile off and has put it
in the top corner! A lot of debating here. You can vote
on the BBC sport website by clicking on the goal of your choice or via
twitter with the hashtags on-screen. Alan and Ian will choose from the
top three in the voting that closes at 11:45pm. Terms and conditions on
the website. To Stamford Bridge next,
where Chelsea were poised to receive The champions finished
the season against bottom Commentary comes
from Jonathan Pearce. Chelsea had been the Premier League
for 27 weeks and Sunderland have embarked on the Premier League for
27 weeks and Sunderland have been bottom for 27 weeks. Six changes.
Injuries to Arouna Kone and Jermain Defoe mean Sunderland have 12 on the
treatment table. Their starting line-up post just three league goals
between them. Lescott making his Premier League debut. John O'Shea,
this could be his last game for the club. Jordan Pickford as well, with
a big -- the big clubs hovering. That is a nice spin by Adnan Januzaj
and a confident carry. It ends in a foul by David Luiz.
Gotze make up for lost time this season, Adnan Januzaj. Still only 22
but he hasn't played enough football this season. This his first start
since April the 1st against Watford. Hasn't scored this season, Seb
Larsson. Missed a lot of games with a knee problem. Into the wall, it
bounces neatly and Sunderland take the lead! As the free kick hit the
ball and bounced away, it is driven in by Javi Manquillo. Not the start
he wanted and not the start he wanted in his last game. Terry
pointed, knew someone was out there but no one was covering. Driven
powerfully in for his first goal for the club.
This is a lovely turn by Hazard. He has drawn the foul.
Rodwell got the ball, for me. Billie Jo. Alonso with the effort, rocked
the woodwork. Moses, Hazard. Back to Alonso. Diego Costa lets it
run on, Hazard. Diego Costa. The Reds the pass. Back to Costa,
mis-hit it. David Luiz almost set up Kerry. Driven in by Willian for the
equaliser. Sunderland's lead lasted four minutes.
Never really recovered from that moment, Sunderland. Chelsea, so many
blue shirts, and it almost came to Terry. What a moment that would have
been. Couldn't get the shot away, Terry, but Willian code. The Power
beat Pickford. He has been frustrated at times this season, the
Brazilian, left on the bench, but he has played his role. 1-1. He has
played 26 minutes. He is Chelsea's number 26, and this was planned, the
final flourish, for the captain, their leader, the legend. 717 games,
17 trophies, cheers and tears. WHISTLE
A foul. I think there were elbows or arms being used by both there.
Saying he was elbowed in the face by John O'Shea. Certainly holding John
O'Shea off. There was a calf but it seemed to be lower than by the face.
He has his hands round O'Shea's throat, that is a foul. O'Shea's
hand... Was enough to get the reaction from Diego Costa? An
unseemly kerfuffle on this last day. Diego Costa, Hazard waiting.
Perfectly placed for him. He will run at Billy Jones. Oh, thunderous
goal! Superb strike on the power to give Chelsea the lead. -- strike on
the hour. Good control by Costa and the awareness, the gentle pass was
perfect and the finish was anything but gentle. Chelsea numeric 2- 1
Sunderland. Fabregas, had their vision to look
for Pedro. Lescott's header... Does he give Pedro the goal? It does.
Chelsea wrap up a 30th Premier League victory in a single season. A
fitting way to end a title winning season. Horrible for Lescott. Pedro
had the speed and awareness and the finishing touch for his 13th of the
campaign. Five titles at the Barcelona player, his first in
England, and it will be no special for him. A hiccup at the start, and
then plain sailing. Just as it was this campaign.
Pickford's clearance straight to Pedro. Batshuayi! The man whose goal
clinched the title put the seal on a final day victory, in the last
minute of the 90. It is Chelsea four, Sunderland one. And Chelsea
have a record 30 Premier League victories in a single season. 93
points in a remarkable campaign. That is the second highest ever,
second to their own record. All the din you are hearing is from
the Chelsea fans. The Sunderland supporters haven't stopped ringing
out. Here's Batshuayi, stayed onside. Goes for gold. And what a
way to end the day. Two Goldin two minutes for Michy Batshuayi. -- two
goals, in two minutes. Chelsea five, Sunderland one. The man brought in
for big money, money that raised a few eyebrows, has been a slow burner
this season, but that's four in three games for Michy Batshuayi.
Five today for Chelsea. It's over. The end of a wonderful campaign for
Antonio Conte. A bright sunny day, a blue day, a wet day for some. It's
Conte's Chelsea, its Chelsea title winners, it's Chelsea five,
Sunderland one. Captain, leader, legend. There will not be another
like John Terry. This is the last time he will lift the trophy. It's
the silver glimmering trophy on a blue, blue day at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea on the last day lift the big one. This is most pleasing. I think
the players was great, fantastic. Great commitment. Now we are
celebrating with our fans our fantastic season. You know, it's
always good to win. We have one trophy to take in one week, so we
can celebrate tonight with the fans, but we have to be ready for the
final and then the season will be fantastic. We want to be part of
making records. We enjoyed consecutive wins. We've blown the
record with 30 wins today. Trophy. It's what it's all about. You have
to enjoy these moments as much as you can. An amazing send off for
John Terry, the captain? Yes, I think John deserved this for his
career. He's a great man and he's a great player. He's a legend for this
club. It will mean a lot. You couldn't have scripted this better,
could you? Oh, I couldn't. If you could have told me this was the time
to go, I'd have bitten your arms off a few years ago. It's sad and
emotional for me, I've had 22 great years here. I love the fans and we
have a great rapport and that will never be broken. End of a great
career at Chelsea. We'll come to John Terry very shortly, but first,
Ian, in terms of the game itself, Batshuayi, he's kind of arrived late
to the party despite the big transfer fee. Could he be the answer
to Chelsea's striking problems, if Costa goes? He deserves the chance.
The goals you are seeing him get, he looks athletic, he's always on the
shoulder, left foot, right foot. I think for 33 million, I'm sure he
was expecting more than 18 starts as sub. When you look at him either
within and around the area. You have people like Pedro on Hazard, if you
have them in and around you he could probably score goals. You could
still score goals! I probably could do. No, he couldn't! I would! He
keeps himself onside. These are areas Lescott don't want to go, you
look at him, backing him off and gets onto his left foot. This strike
here is fantastic. The goalkeeper is a good keeper. But he has no chance
with it. You look and think, is he going to get a chance? I'd like to
see his hold-up play and all-round game. I'd like to see him get chance
there. A word on John Terry. He's been a great captain for Chelsea, a
real leader, a winner, obviously. But his farewell has certainly
divided opinion. First of all he's been a giant of the Premier League,
717 appearances. He's won everything. 15 trophies. I'm not
sure about this, Sunderland agreeing to kick the ball out on 26 minutes.
I don't think anything should never be done that can undermine the
integrity of the game. I know it was done with good intentions and he
deserved the guard of honour but it should have been either before or
after the game, not on the 26th minute. But he deserved it all
today. He's been a huge player for Chelsea. I don't want to disagree
but Sunderland are down, they are champions. I just think it's nice. I
said it's nice... Visit to tweak, too glib? Are you not having it? I'm
not having it. I'd be unhappy, I was number eight! Spurs had already
claimed second place, their highest finish since 19 623.
They faced Hull, who were relegated by last Sunday's
Martin Fisher was at the KCOM Stadium.
There are six changes in all, with youth given a chance. As the club
says goodbye to Premier League, Jarrod Bowen makes his first ever
started the top flight. Josh Tymon turns 18 tomorrow. This afternoon he
shares a pitch with Tottenham's finest. In the eyes of Murgia
Pochettino there are few finer in the world right now than Harry Kane,
his four goals at Leicester on Thursday has him on top of the
Premier League scoring charts again, as he looks to retain the Golden
Boot. On the last day of the Premier League season, Tottenham begin with
83 points to their name. Eight previous occasions, that tally would
have been enough to lift the title. The long leg of Davies interrupts
that move, but Spurs quickly regain it with Eriksen, and now Kane. First
scoring chance for him and typically he puts it away. Spurs' number makes
it 27 in the Premier League this season. -- Spurs' number ten.
Eriksen picked out Kane. He's unerringly accurate from 20 yards,
and Marshall given no chance whatsoever. Hull beginning to chase
shadows here. Trippier getting forward on this
right-hand side. Kane weights. Kane scores. Less than three minutes
after his first, Kane gets his second of the game and at this rate
it could be a cricket score by 5pm. And how beautifully Tottenham picked
them apart here. On the screen, number 16, Kieran Trippier waits and
waits, makes his moving behind and came steps up and is never going to
miss those. Pleased he didn't begin his Hull City career with a game
against Tottenham Hotspur. In danger of losing it, and he has.
Dier has said Kane. Son Heung-min back for Dele Alli and its 3-0,
Spurs. Ruthless and clinical, right on the stroke of half-time, Spurs.
Niasse, surrounded by white jerseys. Suddenly, Spurs are in business. Son
Heung-min thought about shooting. Dele Alli had a think before he
drove written to the body of David Marshall. It's now really a case of
how many goals they finish up scoring today. Another clean sheet
for Hugo Lloris will see him share the Golden glove with Thibaut
Courtois of Chelsea. A mistake by Vertonghen. Clucas has Grosicki to
his left hand side. Niasse waits in the centre. Here's Niasse. The
Tottenham's block and now Clucas, and he's in. Clucas quite possibly
Hull City's best player this season, scores a goal on the last day of the
season. Caught in possession here by the eventual goal scorer, Sam
Clucas. And then Spurs were short of cover. Niasse had his chance.
Vertonghen did well to block that. Clucas wasn't going to miss his
opportunity. It lifts the spirits of the home supporters, as they prepare
for at least one more season in the Championship. It blots Tottenham's
copybook, which up until that moment had been pretty flawless this
afternoon. Huddlestone trips him. He can have
no complaints about that. Again, Davies will leave it for Eriksen.
It's deep towards Wanyama, couldn't miss. Victor Wanyama makes it four
to Tottenham. Subdued celebrations. Looks puzzled as to why he hasn't
been flagged offside. Certainly left well alone by the Hull defends.
Wanyama's fifth of the campaign, probably just onside. Dawson
possibly played him on. Wanyama just stooped to nod home at the back
post. He's run into trouble, Tymon. Kane
almost took it off. Alli has, this follow hat-trick, Harry Kane. Never
going to miss, never going to miss! It's his sixth Premier League
hat-trick. It's his 35th goal this season all told, and his 29th in the
Premier League this season. And he's now one shy of 104 Spurs. Well, it's
another mistake the 17-year-old Josh Tymon. Once the frame of that goal
is in front of Harry Kane, he very rarely fails to find the net. The
Golden Boot winner again. Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur.
Sissoko couldn't quite reach Trippier. He might do now. He's been
fouled. Spurs have now matched the scoreline
that they produced in August 2009 here. They are looking to add to it.
It almost fell to Janssen. Sissoko teeing up Davies and there is number
six. And they have eclipsed what they managed on this ground eight
years ago. Ben Davis has his first Premier League goal of the campaign.
Possible offside there. Against Sissoko. He teed up Davies. But it's
all academic. Rifles at home, then Davies. -- Ben Davies. Three and a
half more minutes for Hull City to ensure. Trippier to Son Heung-min,
and it's in. And it's Alderweireld. His first Premier League goal of the
campaign. They are all getting in on the act now! It's gone beyond
embarrassing for Hull City. 7-1 on the last day. What a terrific climax
for Tottenham Hotspur. Six goals on Thursday. They've gone one better
today, with seven at Hull and 7-1 is Tottenham's greatest ever away win
in the league in their history. We didn't play. It was a gift today.
I think they deserved more than like we played today. Those fans are
desperate for you to stay. It's a difficult decision. I will meet with
the owner a game next Wednesday. Of course I have something in my mind.
I know I need to see what is best for me as well and for the club
first, because for me I put club above me and other things. Harry,
that's what it's all about, the Golden Boot. You've retained it. How
much pleasure does that bring? It's something I'm very proud of,
obviously I've won it once and you want to retain it and be the one to
win two or three, so yes, to be second in a row is very special
feeling. I'm going to enjoy this moment. Are very pleased with the
season, it was fantastic, the way we've finished the season it was
important for us to have a positive lesson. Now we have to take a
decision for the team, try to improve, a big challenge next season
in Wembley, but we are so exciting, the way we finished, and I'm waiting
for the next season in Wembley. How difficult is it going to beat to
keep this squad together in the summer? I think the players feel how
I feel, they want to stay at Tottenham and it's a big challenge
for us to stay altogether next season. We need to add the right
profile player that can help and of course some players will come under
some players will leave the club, but like in all the clubs every
season it happens. There you have it, another Golden Boot. Ever retain
a Golden Boot, Alan? Three, actually? Me too. I had one, I
didn't retain it. It was meant to be yours! It was. I'm still
heartbroken! Seven goals in his last two games, Harry Kane, 29 league
goals in 30 games this season. The last mind is go back to back away
hat-trick is in the Premier League, Alan? Ian Wright, right? I dug you
out. Was a player, the real deal. Very little backlift, Dutch keeper
has no chance. He takes up every opportunity. He's had his injury
problems this season, also, but he's bounced back from that. He's full of
confidence, schools all types of goals, all with his left foot today.
A lovely tap in there and good ball from Dier but when he goes through
in this situation coming you look at him now and I don't think he's going
to miss. He expects to score. There's no way he's even thinking
about passing it. He's just finding the back of the net. He is a top,
top player, and he's going to get better.
Where is he among top strikers? When you give the return that he has in
the last three seasons, even last season, people were saying, we're
still not sure about him. I believe he is as good as Karen Benzema. I
think he's better. As a finisher, can do what he wants. When you look
at those numbers, 29 league goals in 30 starts, very, very impressive.
Starting to get up there with the crazy figures the other two put
together. It is the cup final next weekend.
Olivier Giroud. Willian, it's in! Theo Walcott! Pedro! Brilliant goal.
It should be a good one. The build-up begins with football focus
from midday. Look out for live commentary of the Europa League
final, Manchester United against Ajax on BBC five live on Wednesday
at 7:45pm. And look out for a special
documentary on Celtic's The Lisbon Lions, BBC One,
Wednesday, 11:15 pm. They still have the Europa League
final to come, but Manchester United signed off at Old Trafford
against a Crystal Palace side who secured safety last weekend
with victory over Hull. Wayne Rooney starts a Premier League
games are just a 15th time this season makes his 558 number-macro
Manchester United appearance. Only time will tell if it's his last at
Old Trafford. He lead the side that includes four full debutants with an
average age of less than 23, the youngest Man United have ever named
in the Premier League. The visitors at full strength, as Wilfried Zaha
looks to add to his best ever goal-scoring campaign, on his 100th
appearance for the club the crystal Palace Player of the Year is back at
the club where he played. A lively start at Old Trafford.
Rooney has got there. Trying to chip Hennessey. And almost achieved that.
It was Mitchell with a beautifully weighted pass. The 20-year-old on
his debut. A host of under 20s, three in the squad today. Jose
Mourinho has Nicky Butt sitting on the bench with him. Manchester
United's head of Academy. It is a lovely weighted ball. Josh
Halep up against Kelly. Still Harrop! What a moment for the
21-year-old. He got a hat-trick here on Monday for the under 23 team in
front of Jose Mourinho. Handed his debut today, and it has taken him 15
minutes to score his first Manchester United goal. And whatever
happens in his footballing career, that is a moment he will never, ever
forget. The top scored for the under 23 team had plenty to do. Kept his
composure, and what about that for a finish? The 21-year-old from
Stockport, twisting and turning and then clinically beating Hennessey. A
new name on the scoresheet, that of 21-year-old Josh Harrop. That's the
kind of script Manchester United supporters were hoping for coming to
Old Trafford today. Zaha. Such a strong player. Here comes Lindegaard
now. He has Rooney to his right. He ignored him, trying to find Pogba
instead, he still might. He has, 2-0. Paul Pogba warms up for the
European final with a goal. His 50th in his career for club and country.
Jesse Lingard new Rooney was an option, the pass was overhit. Paul
Pogba did the rest. His eighth Goal of the Season. Manchester United 2-0
Crystal Palace. Sam Allardyce has never beaten a side managed by Jose
Mourinho. Jesse Lingard. Here is Harrop again,
tried to cold one. That is the level of confidence. They've been given
that stage and showing all the signs that their manager would want them
to do. Benteke's header! That is the
closest Crystal Palace have calmed. Early delivery from Zaha, it was a
free header. Bacary Crystal free kick. Sako has had a
look at it and so has Milivojevic. It is the Serbian. That was creeping
in. Manchester United are making a significant substitution with three
minutes to go. Firstly, because the man coming on is Anel Gomes, aged 16
and 263 days, and the man who's coming off is the captain, Wayne
Rooney, their record goal-scorer, who receives standing ovations.
Rooney off, and what a moment for the London born Angel Gomes. Will
they be together again next season? That is the big question. What a day
for the young lads, especially for Josh, to do that on your debut.
Playing with the freedom and enjoyment, it's what you hope it's
going to be, when you see the young boys getting a chance, brings back
memories, that feeling of playing your first name. I was delighted for
all of them, they did fantastic. An amazing afternoon, I dreamt that
moment so many times and for it to come true today is just
unbelievable. I am speechless, actually. Two sloppy goals, two
shots on target for Manchester United in the whole game. Overall,
defensively we did very well today, apart from those two moment. What's
the key going forward to make sure you are not in this position in 12
months' time? It's the usual, grow, develop, invest, and make sure you
choose the right players and not the wrong ones. So, that's the difficult
task in the summer, recruitment, because any player you bring into
this club has to be much better than any player we've already got. Jose
Mourinho didn't have time to talk to us after the game and he didn't hang
around for long in the press Conference either. OK guys,
questions please. Let's go. Any questions? No? Good. Buy, guys.
Thank you. We tried! LAUGHTER We will move onto Jose in September
one and foremost, Paul Pogba played about half the game and in many ways
this season he has lived up to about half his potential. More to come
from him, I think? I hope so. He is going to be under scrutiny with his
price tag that he has got unbelievable ability. This was a
fantastic pass. You have to be pleased with the youngster, Josh
Harrop, does very well. That little touch and then a beautiful finish.
We can see it again. I think with Pogba, he is somebody, because it is
Manchester United as well, he is going to get a lot of stick for not,
for me, living up to the price tag, up to this point. I believe he has
to get forward more. I think he has to score more goals. I think this is
his first goal in the league since December. I think he has to score
more. He gets a bit lucky, the defender slows it down for him. But
he is in there, you are up there and you
have a. He has to do more of this next season. When you look at the
ability he does have, you should be doing a lot more and I think he
will. As the Jose Mourinho, kind of turned into the grumpy one these
days. Had a bit of a whinge this week, and probably fair enough,
justified, about playing on Sunday rather than Saturday just before a
European Cup final. He definitely has a point. They did the same thing
with Leicester City. If it was possible to move the game, and
should have been moved. Crystal Palace only secured safety last
weekend. He looked the charismatic, happy special one when he arrived on
totally different now. He looks angry and upset and moaning about a
lot of games. It should be fun. If they win the Europa League and then
are in the Champions League, that's two trophies and Champions League,
that would be considered successful? Absolutely. A lot hinges on the game
on Wednesday. I'll give you that! Thanks.
But before that, Swansea were celebrating Premier League
They faced West Brom, who've gone eight games without a win.
You hear the phrase on the beach a lot at this time of the season and
all most of the Swansea squad have been this season, as they went on a
two night trip to Ibiza Rocks to celebrate securing safety.
Christopher Nord felt given his first game since last season, as
they rest Fabianski. Tony Pulis is on course for his first top half
finish as a manager in the Premier League. He makes one alteration as
James Morrison comes in for Nacer Chadli. So, an afternoon that could
have been full of nerves and tension for Swansea is instead an end of
season party in south Wales. Rondon flicks on. Fernandez away. Straight
to Fletcher. Fletcher, weaving through for Rondon, with an side
here. Solomon Rondon! Best chance of the game so far. Nordfeldt got his
angle is just right to keep the Venezuelan at bay. Tony Pulis isn't
wasting any time getting set for next season. He is flying out to
China tomorrow for talks with the owner, with discussions about his
transfer budget top of the agenda. Rondon, up against Fernandez. And
winning a corner out of the Argentine. Fletcher to take.
Nordfeldt can't get there, nodded in by Jonny Evans. West Brom lead. Yet
another set piece goal from the Baggies. Nordfeldt couldn't get
there, and it's a free header for Evans. Easy as you like for him,
after the Swedish stopper got nowhere near the delivery.
Alfie Mawson. Lovely Kim out to Kyle Naughton. Still going, Kyle
Naughton! He scored a stammer at Sunderland last weekend, his first
goal for Swansea. He certainly caught this well. Swansea have won
five of their last seven games here, with their only defeat in that
period coming against Tottenham. Carroll, aiming for Sigurdsson. Well
watched by Yacob. Drilled into Rondon. Fernandez misjudged it. He
has a race against Rondon which he has lost out on... Solomon Rondon is
through, Rondon! Brilliant covering challenge from Leon Brittan. The
Venezuelan will feel he should have done a whole lot better than he did.
Paul Clement said he wasn't tempted to join the squad in Ibiza Rocks. He
didn't think he would be able to keep up with them. West Brom are
closing in on their first away win this year. WHISTLE
They have conceded a free kick here, though.
Gylfi Sigurdsson's last goal was a cracking free kick at Manchester
United last month. This is a bit further out than that. He has gone
for the pass instead, and in from Jordan Ayew! Swansea eyelevel! --
are level. Sigurdsson's clipped delivery, Llorente back across goal
and Jordan are you can hardly miss from that kind of range. Swansea 1-1
West Brom. It's been quite a year for Swansea
chairman Hugh Jenkins, a summer takeover and three different
managers over the course of the season. Yacob, teeing up Evans.
Looking for McClean. Ki Sung-Yueng. Out here for Narsingh, that's a good
ball, and it's finished off by Llorente come and Swansea have
turned it around. Swansea's top scorer this season is at it again. A
teasing delivery from Narsingh. And an expert finish from Llorente. It
was already party time at the liberty anyway. But the celebrations
have just gone up one notch further. Forwards by Foster. Evans. Jonny
Evans with a chance to get his second of the game. That goal from
Llorente as an extra spring in the supporters' steps in the sunshine.
29 points for the second half of the season in 19 games is very pleasing
but a brilliant way to sign off this season. But what we have to do next
year is build on from the momentum we've gathered. This squad has a lot
of potential and I'm glad in the second half of the season we were
able to play close to it. And desperately disappointed the lads
haven't got anything out of the game today because they deserved it. The
difference was the Premier League is the final third and you've got to
have people who are determined to keep them at one end and people who
have the quality to bring in the other end. Sam Vokes' two goals
against West Brom in Burnley's last home game secured their
survival. He's not four in their last games. He was a scorer in the
Clarets' win against West Ham six years ago. Two changes for Burnley,
income Brady and Gray. Bilic admitted he would be glad when the
season was over. Winston Reid requires surgery. Ogbonna replaces
him. He's been out in cell since January. Feghouli and Snodgrass are
part of a trio of enforced alterations. Lanzini just overdid
it. Ward thumps it away. Gray beaten by Collins. He is Gray. Arfield
continues his run. Vokes is by the penalty spot. Arfield, it's 1-0
Bournemouth. It just had to be him, as well, didn't it? He's been in
terrific form in front of goal and Burnley take the lead midway through
the first half. West Ham opened up here. Arfield and then Gray, and
Arfield continues his run. He doesn't get a touch. But Sam Vokes
most definitely does. His tenth Premier League goal of the campaign.
His 12th in all competitions. Arfield, away from Ogbonna. The
second time the Italian wins it. Gueye does exceptionally well. He's
clipped and it's a free kick to the Hammers and a yellow card for
Westwood. A really good run from Ayew, he kept his balance well and I
guess because he'd been halted the referee believes Westwood deserves
to be cautioned. Feghouli... That's a really good block. Terrific play
from West Ham. And tidy finish at the of it from Feghouli. It is a
really good goal, this. Lanzini involved, Fernandes, Ayew, then
Feghouli. West Ham equalised within just a couple of moments of falling
behind. Headed away by Collins. Won backed by Westwood. Collins is there
again. A collision between Westwood, a man who has already been booked,
and Collins. I suspect had this has more intensity about it, a bit more
resting on it, Westwood might have seen a second yellow and perhaps
even a straight red, who knows. That is one big benefit of the doubt.
Brady has done well. It's a great ball in. Gray on the near post with
a little backheel, which went maybe a foot beyond the far post. Classic
wing play really by Robbie Brady. There's the little death flick and
it goes beyond the post. -- a clever flick. Snodgrass trying to head away
from Ward. He is Ayew and now Lanzini. Movement is good from
Cresswell. Lanzini again. Byram, breaks for Fernandez to hit
it and heat to save it off the underside of the bar, and Ayew turns
it in. He can't believe how unlucky he's been there, Tom Heaton, but
West Ham are absolutely delighted. Andre Ayew gives an West Ham the
lead. They've come from behind to take it here at Turf Moor. Byram's
ball in and Fernandes whacked it. Heaton parried it and its off the
bar and straight to Ayew and West Ham United, who trailed early, are
now in front. A foul by Hendrick, free kick West
Ham United. Ayew knocked to the floor by Hendrick's challenge.
Surveying the situation, Manuel Lanzini. On target. In fact, it's
just off target. Not by much, either. There were a few West Ham
fans who thought it had gone in. My eyes were deceived for a second as
well by the ripple at the top of the netting. Victory means you are the
11th best team in the country. That's a reasonable reflection of
the events, isn't it? It's a good shout, I would call it reasonable.
Some people expected as before the season to do even better, to build
on last season, when we were seventh, knowing this is the Premier
League it's going to be very hard. OK, believe me, to see everything
that happened is during the season, we've done well. I don't want to
overthink this game and the last game for that matter. There's been a
lot of good work done by a lot of good people at this football club
and that's not just the players. The whole club. It's a big achievement,
staying in the Premier League on an ongoing basis and that's what the
goal was and we've done that. A good end to the season for West Ham, Ian,
and a very fortuitous and slightly humorous winner in that game. It
was, for Jordan Ayew. He has a good shot here and he thinks... You think
he's going to clear it. Ayew has done well, he reacted very well to
it. He's in the right place. I like that goal. Burnley staying up, West
Ham finishing halfway in the league, both sides should be happy with
that? I think so. There's been a lot of talk about Bilic's job, but
finishing 11th, I'm not sure they could achieve better than that this
season. I think both managers have done as well as they can. In the
other game we saw, another great result for Swansea. Paul Clement has
done a fabulous job. I said when he took over the job they needed a
miracle and he has performed one. 29 points from 19 games and six wins
out of nine at home, and they've finished 15th now, seven points
clear of that what three, so he's done a fantastic job. Something
certainly for him to build on next season. Definitely has done well.
They've done well. We have to mention Burnley, they've done well.
They've finished like 16th, early-season form was good
especially at home so I'm quite glad they've done well. Our final two
games the Southampton host Stoke and reigning champions Leicester, I'll
never say that again, against Bournemouth, at the King Power
Stadium was Simon Brotherton. Ewan-macro della Wallace B last May
but after a turbulent title defence Leicester will be content to reach
the last game of the season. Somalia is preferred to Okazaki up front as
last year's champions look to finish in the top half -- Slimani is
preferred to Okazaki. The first league start for the club since they
were hearing the Championship in October 20 13th, Boruc is injured,
as his top scorer, Josh King. Both teams playing for a top half of the
table finish. Charlie Daniels back into Surman, the first time Andrew
Surman has played since the derby with Southampton at the start of
last month. Simpson underneath it, beaten to it by Mousset, not once,
but chat twice. Simpson goes wading in as Bournemouth push for a goal
and they've got it as well. Junior Stanislas was there at the far post.
What a stunning start. We've only played for a minute and Lee Mason,
when that challenge came in, played the advantage and Bournemouth took
full advantage. Leicester City nil, Bournemouth one. A move which very
swiftly went from one end of the pitch to the other. Mousset did
really well. The referee allowed the play to go on. Junior Stanislas has
now scored in each of the last three matches.
A poor ball in by Gosling in the end, giving Leicester the chance to
clear. Lee Mason happy there was no foul and it was a slip. Bournemouth
camped around the Leicester penalty area. Gosling brings a brilliant
save from Kasper Schmeichel. He caught it really well. It was a
flying fingertip stop from the Dane. Leicester. -- DD for Leicester.
Riyad Mahrez takes a pass from Badi underworld timed tackle from Charlie
Daniels. Leicester knocking on the door here in the closing moments of
the first half. Saved by Allsop, on the line, didn't deny Wilfred Ndidi.
-- to deny Wilfred Ndidi. 22 points from a dozen league matches
Leicester City, under the guidance of Craig Shakespeare. A big decision
coming up for the chairman. Now Jamie Vardy, Slimani ahead of him
here, tried to feed the ball out towards Marc Albrighton. Collected
by Chilwell. A to the far post, hit back in, Vardy is there will stop
its 1-1, Leicester City are level. Jamie Vardy's 16th Goal of the
Season. Leicester back on level terms early in the second half.
Badi's first goal in four. And after an indifferent first-half showing,
can last year's champions turn things around the second half?
Slimani getting up and Jamie Vardy there to pounce.
King finding Jamie Vardy. Jamie Vardy with the bit between his teeth
here, Slimani, Vardy. 2-0. Flag up, it won't count. It was merely a
superb individual effort from Jamie Vardy, forcing the issue inside the
penalty area. If you look here, I think he's really unlucky to be
called offside. He is level with the defender as the ball comes across.
Header by Steve Cooke only as far as Ndidi. Leicester are knocking on the
door, pushing for a second goal. Mahrez with the delivery, Slimani!
Its wide. What a chance for 2-1. What a beautiful delivery from Riyad
Mahrez, and Slimani, right place, right time, what a chance. Our
second season at this level, and incredibly difficult league as
everyone knows, the players have shown a great attitude to their
work, they've improved. I think we're still growing as a team and
have had some really good results this season. Full credit to the
group we have this season. The second goal for Jamie Vardy, called
offside, do you feel hard done by? Yes, having seen it. It's hard to
judge in real-time, of course, we'd had the benefit of a replay. Seeing
the replay, he's an side and that would have given us three points.
What is the time frame, what's next? There is to time frame. I'm sure in
the next couple weeks we will sit down. If I'm given the opportunity
in a discussion, I will say how I see the club moving forward. Is this
the final match in charge for Claude Puel? A win here will lock down a
place in the top ten. Charlie Austin, still the club's top scorer
this season. Ryan Bertrand returns to the top four. Stoke have 11.4
million reasons to be competitive, that's the potential difference in
prize money at stake. Peter Crouch starts against one of his former
clubs. Marko Arnautovic is injured. Lee Probert gets is underway. Two
outperform sides. Can they serve up a surprise on this final day?
Immediately a chance for stroke to mount the first attack on the
Southampton goal. Important header away by Stevens and a good change
from Fraser Forster, as the shot came in. 20 seconds on the clock,
and a rifled shot. Fraser Forster had to be really ready and alert for
that one. Promising stuff. Four home games without a goal. Set -- without
a goal for Southampton. It has divided opinion about their manager.
Jack Butland... Dangerous, losing it... Can he be beaten by Redmond?
It's off the bar. Nearly a goal of his own making for Butland and
that's a sublime bit of skill from Redmond, nearly breaking the
deadlock. It is goalless but we have drama at the very beginning and some
drama at the end. Southampton fans turning up the volume a little now.
Can their side finish on a high? Or will Stoke be another side to come
here to St Mary's and thwart them? Allen. Looking for Peter Crouch...
Peter Crouch has done it, on the final day of the season again!
Deadly in the air to score his tenth of the season and put Stoke in front
right on the hour mark. Shaqiri has been more of an influence on this
half. Joe Allen's ball out on the cross just hangs in the air. Peter
Crouch, very tight, but you know when he's presented with that kind
of opportunity, he rarely misses. Over the arm of Fraser Forster, into
the back of the net and Stoke lead. Chances coming from the Stoke
contingent and the moment. A few boos from the Southampton fans. Set
up for Rik Mayall does not run into the penalty area. Ward-Prowse...
Southampton can't find a way to get it in the net. It was James
Ward-Prowse following up on seeing his effort blocked, after the
initial opportunity from Steven Davis. Southampton still can't
score. Peter Crouch's goal separates the two sides. Maybe he will give
his shirt to this man in the stands. Tyrone Sidley, who said he would
come to the game in speedos only. He has lived up to his end of the deal,
I suppose they both have! Gabiadini has timed his run well, Gabiadini
for the leveller... The follow-up ricochets off Gabiadini and wide.
Jack Butland billed as a potential ?50 million goalkeeper by Mark
Hughes this week. Ryan Bertrand, not a lot of pace in the Southampton
attacks but they might thread their way through. Ward-Prowse... A great
save from Butland. Butland spreads everything to get the kit at. We
were the side more in control but insane that, the second half we were
grateful to Jack Butland to step up to the mark and keep the opposition
strikers out and that's what he's done. He is a top-level goalkeeper
and that's what top-level keepers do. What happens now, are you
talking to the board this week? Yes, but it's normal, I think it's normal
for us. Are you confident those talks will go well? It's not
confident are not confident, I think it was a good season. Satisfied
about this season. We know we need to improve, of course. Tell us about
the fan with the speedos? LAUGHTER Got in touch and asked for my shirt
if he would come down in his speedos and I said I would oblige if he did
it. Fair play to him, he's been in his speedos all day. Thankfully he's
had the weather. He's done it all day and the least I could do was
give him my shirt. You should never, never do your work with just
underwear on! A notable milestone for Peter Crouch, 50 headers. You
are on another one, Alan. Every time I built one of these graphics up,
you are on it! Great effort. Yes, his dedication over the years. Look
where his position is. Time and time and time again over the years we've
watched him do that. Hold on to the full-back at the far post, in the
hope that he's going to get a good ball in. He does and it's a towering
header. Superb header. Good ball in. Once he's on the full-back, he knows
he fancies his chances to get above him and he did and it was a very
good header. Still enjoying his football. As the Southampton, a lot
of pressure on the manager, whether he will keep his job. They finished
in eighth place. Speculation again about his job which is hard to
understand. They get a cup final, finished eighth in the league. I'm
lucky in the cup final. They have had a poor end the season, but
eighth position for Southampton is where they should be. Bournemouth,
mind, let that sink in. Brilliant. He's had a couple of pics Ryan
Evans who haven't quite worked out, Jordan Ayew being the main one. To
finish ninth again, it's unbelievable. As the Leicester City,
the former champions, Craig Shakespeare, has he done enough to
keep the job? I think they should... I saw before he came in, I thought
they were definitely going to, he would turn round. I think he
deserves a chance off the back of that. Whether he will not remains to
be seen. One thing left to do for the season. Decide who the Goal of
the Season will go to. Those are the three people that you have voted for
at home to be in the top three. The decision now is down to Alan and Ian
Wright. Alan, out of those three, that's what you've got to choose
from, who are you going for? Andy Carroll. Ian? Emre Can. Those
circumstances, I been told it now comes down to me... Thanks very much
indeed! I tell you what I'm going to do, I think it's the only fair way
to judge this. I'm going to go with the public vote and the public vote
was quite contentedly Emre Can. Emre Can, congratulations to him. Here is
that goal scored, spectacular effort it was. Emre Can is our Goal of the
Season winner. It was in a bad goal, was it? Brilliant, super. Technique.
It was a difficult one this year, but that is our winner. We're just
about out of time. A look at the final Premier League
table. Chelsea's points to tour the second highest in Premier League
history and ensure Totten and seven points adrift. The top two will be
joined in next season's Champions League by Manchester City and
Liverpool, and Manchester United if they beat Ajax on Wednesday. Defeat
to Manchester United and they will follow Arsenal and Everton into the
Europa League. Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull drop out of
the top flight. Above them, just six points separate the sides in 17th
place and eighth place. Let's see what the morning papers have to say.
The sun highlights Arsene Wenger's admission that uncertainty over his
future has harmed Arsenal. The Times disapproves of John Terry's plan
substitution against Sunderland, calling it a farewell fast.
Liverpool must become regulars in the Champions League, manager Jurgen
Klopp tells the Guardian. That is it from us, thank you for your company
this season. Good night. # When hope and love has been lost
# You must find a way # When darkness descends, and you're
told it's the end # You must find a way.
# When friends... # They try to divide, you must stand
away. # We've entered the fray, and we
will not obey # We must find a way
COMMENTATOR: That's wonderful! Unbelievable. That is tremendous! A
fabulous goal! COMMENTATOR: Zlatan Ibrahimovic,
what a beauty! Kevin De Bruyne at. Magnificent, what a goal! Brilliant,
Hazard! A magnificent, monumental
masterclass by Chelsea. Blue is the colour of the Premier League winners
again. Champions of the land, Chelsea!